1899 Hat Used by Marines?
Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:51 PM
I've heard people say that the M1899 US Army hat also found its way to use by the Marines during the Philippine Insurrection. Is there any truth to this? If possible, any photos of US Marines wearing it would be appreciated. Thanks!
Posted 02 March 2015 - 06:33 AM
There is a good thread on this site that describes the variations of campaign hats used during Span Am and Philippines. The book Equipping the Corps also has an excellent overview and if you don't have this book, it needs to be the next thing on your list to buy. A lot of period photos as well. In a nutshell, the Marines of Huntington's Battalion were issued a campaign hat very early on in Cuba. It is vague which hat this was, I personally think it was the snowflake pattern. The ega was worn on the side of the hat. There is a good photo of Marines wearing it like this in China in 1900. Shortly after that, Marines were wearing and issued the star vent with the ega moved to the front. Both of these hats were army issue as well, not Marine specific.Kevin
Posted 02 March 2015 - 07:48 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:26 AM
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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 03 March 2015 - 03:00 PM.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:53 PM
Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:17 PM
Here is my period photo. The central figure is holding a screen vent campaign hat, but look closely at his uniform. It is definitely different than the rest with the three scallop pockets and I assume army. The hat cord is impossible to differentiate between army black and gold and Marine red and gold. Unfortunately the front of his hat doesn't show so cant tell if ega there. Sorry, I don't have a good scanner so it is a pic of a pic.
Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:18 PM
Edit: Posted while I typed this...nice photo!
Edited by patrick_usmc, 03 March 2015 - 05:20 PM.
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